An end to allergies?

Posted on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 11:11 am

Eradicating allergies with a quick spritz of a vaccine. Does it sound like a sci-fi scenario? Associate professor of pediatrics Christine McCusker is working to make it a reality.

Mac outreach bolstered by $1 million gift

Posted on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Thanks to a major gift from J. William Ritchie, BSc(Agr)’51, the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences’ Community Farm Outreach Program will be able to expand its offerings.

There’s something funny about Virginie

Posted on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 2:09 pm

by Brendan Kelly, BA’85 It’s safe to say that no other franco Québécois comic followed the same route into the stand-up biz as Virginie Fortin, BA’08. She was recently a finalist for Discovery of the Year at the Gala les Oliviers, Quebec’s annual comedy awards. Fortin was a cast member on SNL Québec, the local [...]

A voice for the voiceless

Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 9:08 pm

As the UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, McGill law professor François Crépeau, BCL’82, LLB’82, defends the world’s migrants against myths and misperceptions.

Championing the Canadian horse

Posted on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Legend has it that the Canadian horse is North America’s first equine breed. Thanks to the unusual efforts of doctoral student Richard Blackburn, BEd’99, MA’11, we now know the truth.

This backpack could be a life changer

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 12:09 pm

McGill student Salima Visram ‘s innovative Soular Backpack could help improve the educational prospects of students who don’t have easy access to electricity.

How Making Waves is making waves

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11:05 am

The McGill student group Making Waves, which offers affordable one-on-one swimming lessons to kids with disabilities, is growing by leaps and bounds, establishing new chapters across Canada.

The finance minister’s right-hand man

Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 1:55 pm

After the collapse of oil prices, Canadians were anxious to see the contents of the most recent federal budget. Deputy Finance Minister Paul Rochon, BA’83, played a key role in putting it together.

Taking stock of homelessness

Posted on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3:44 pm

McGill researchers recently coordinated the “I Count MTL” project, an ambitious survey of Montreal’s homeless population that involved 800 volunteers and 60 organizations.

Fashion house’s esthetic rooted in nomadic youth

Posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Jamil Juma, BSc(AgrEng)’02, calls China home and has lived in Kenya, Kazakhstan and Congo. All that travelling has influenced JUMA, the fashion line he runs with his sister, Alia.